weather in your local area tonight.


Mannesty

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 09:57
For those with snowed up Sky dishes, it'd be safer and more effective to spray them with a hose pipe. This assumes you have a hose pipe that is not already frozen.

Sub zero temperatures might well cause ice to form too. Better that than a misaligned dish.
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Dangermouse

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 10:39
K10D wrote:
Only -3 here in Stockton this morning. I see on the news that Carlisle is -13 and Manchester has -18. Roads are like glass and yesterday I saw several collisions. Is it an age thing or are younger drivers just care free?

Regards

I think it's more of an experience thing than an age thing. We simply don't get weather like this often enough for them to learn how to handle snow.

I got my provisional licence in late November 2000, I had just enough time to learn the basics before the usual snow and ice hit. I had a Citroen ZX diesel at the time, which turned out to be great on snow as you barely needed to accelerate to pull away. Narrow tyres meant that it would dig down and find grip, and with no ABS the brakes still worked.

ABS is a real pain in snow, and I really think it should be switchable. You just don't have any brakes on ice as it panics, even pumping the pedal won't help.
Matt

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Father Ted

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 12:33
Dangermouse wrote:


I got my provisional licence in late November 2000,

Do you know how old that makes me feel.

Quote:

ABS is a real pain in snow, and I really think it should be switchable. You just don't have any brakes on ice as it panics, even pumping the pedal won't help.

I couldn't agree more! I hate ABS!
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Mongoose

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 12:44
ABS + Traction Control + snow and ice = rolling out of control with no throttle and no brakes.

This is the only time of year when I miss my old Peugeot 306 XLD. Big heavy diesel engine, pull away with no throttle up to 3rd gear, no "driving aids". Anywhere that car wouldn't go was inaccessible to all but the best 4x4 drivers.
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Greytop

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 12:45
Dangermouse wrote:
Be a bit careful hurling snowballs at your dish, they rely on a very fine alignment to receive the signal and being knocked offline by a millimetre or so can stop it working!

Thanks Matt, yes I am aware as I aligned ours in the first place they do have a reasonable amount of latitude for signal reception (at least where we are).
In fact they will take a fair amount of abuse (with in reason) and tend bounce rather than move the LNBs / dish position
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Greytop

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 12:51
Mannesty wrote:
For those with snowed up Sky dishes, it'd be safer and more effective to spray them with a hose pipe. This assumes you have a hose pipe that is not already frozen.

Sub zero temperatures might well cause ice to form too. Better that than a misaligned dish.

Thanks Peter certainly another option but the last time I had to take quick action at around midnight in the cold and really quite heavy snow..... with audience of three indoors waiting for an instant solution
Regards Huw

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Banjo

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 23:50
shanegeach wrote:
whats the weather doing in your area tonight ????

Currently, here in Oz, we are experiencing another 5-day "heatwave" of daytime maximum temperatures in the high thirties to low forties and overnight lows in the mid to high teens (Centigrade). I am considering whether it will be warm enough to go to the beach tomorrow. .

johnriley

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 00:08
Now -11C here, but quiet as quiet can be, all sound damped by the blanket of snow.
Best regards, John

bforbes

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 00:22
We are positively tropical then at -3
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alig

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 00:34
Just arrived home.... -13 , it was -13.5 at 2 o'clock when I left for work...

brrrrr........
Cheers

Ali

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Photomonk

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 01:22
The temps here in New York State are -4C with a chance of snow tonight (just could not help giving a different location's weather for a change).

The Photomonk

sam-joseph

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 03:08
Not much chance of snow here. Temps are around 35C, good beach weather.
Six months from now, however, it will be absolutely freezing, getting down to about 11C on the coldest days. BRRRRRR...
Regards
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TOZZA27

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 18:10
Dangermouse I got my provisional licence in 1961 and after passing was bought a Ford Prefect ( sit up and beg ) black with running boards and a non-synchro 3 speed box.60 miles per pint of oil,sidevalve engine with the windscreen wipers working off a vacuum pump ie go faster/wipers go slower.Car weighed a ton at least and the tyres had proper treads on them not like today`s racing slicks.0-60 was about 15 minutes on a good day and I regularly drove from Liverpool to Hotel College in Blackpool.
ABS ? A Bl**dy Dream
Discs ?
Power steering ?
Heater ?
Washers ?
Indicators ?
Radio ?
Foglights ?

Had a mean pair of black leather driving gloves though and a cut potato for when the wipers failed ( ask yer great granddad )
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TOZZA27

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 18:10
Oh and petrol was 3/6 ( 17 1/2p ) per GALLON
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I am now on Flickr which is nice !

K10D

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 19:12
Now -0.2'C and snowing VERY heavily. Just like back in the USSR.

Regards
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